BALTIMORE -- Isidore Jackson rushed for 111 yards and a late touchdown to lead Bethune-Cookman over Morgan State 24-13 Saturday in Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game play.
The Wildcats won their fifth consecutive game and stayed perfect in MEAC play at 5-0, 7-2 overall. They did so primarily behind a rushing attack that produced 259 yards while Morgan State (3-6, 2-4) managed just 76 yards on the ground.
Travis Davidson's 4-yard scoring run gave the Bears an early 7-0 lead. Sven Hurd's field goal got Bethune-Cookman on the board, and Quentin Williams' 5-yard touchdown pass to Eddie Poole put the Wildcats up 10-7. The first of two field goals by Earvin Gonzalez tied it 10-all at halftime, but Brodrick Waters' 6-yard touchdown run put Bethune-Cookman ahead to stay, 17-10.
A Gonzalez 38-yard field goal to open the fourth quarter tightened it, but Jackson scored with 1:40 left to clinch it.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.
|North Carolina A&T||7-1||10-2|
|North Carolina Central||7-1||8-3|
|South Carolina State||6-2||7-4|